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of the country's biggest airlines are on the brink of merging this morning. american and u.s. airways. what that tie-up means for everyone who flies. >> yeah. look at the miles. >>> we do have other big news to share with you. are you all ready for this? it's our biggest mega "deals & steals" ever. all for you. a very big crowd. there it is. the first of many sirens here today. that, indicating, a flash deal. flash deal. >>> let's get right to the huge winter storm on track for the northeast. it's a combination of two systems coming out of the midwest and the south. am i doing good, sam? >> you're going well. >> that's better grammar. it will be packing a lot of snow. and a lot of people want to know how much. >> let's show you what it looks like in wisconsin. this was the northern line that amy was describing. this is light snow and ice covering the roads. this storm, when it gets to the northeast, will be much worse than you're see right now. it's two storm systems combining. already, the weather watches and warnings are out right now. it's 12 hours away from big snow. we will get big sno
's debt crisis. that sent oil prices plunging this morning. >>> and the white house stepping up u.s. involvement in syria's bloody civil war. secretary of state john kerry has promised the rebels trying to overthrow bashar al assad that support from the u.s. is coming. he didn't elaborate further. he did persuade rebel leaders to attend a conference in rome this week. there are reports that saudi arabia is secretly shipping weapons to the rebels, something president obama has refused to do in the past. >>> and next time you're tempted to illegally download music or movies online, you could be in store for a rather rude awakening. beginning this week, the top internet providers will be tracking illegal downloads as part of the new copyright alert system, organized by the entertainment industry. you will get six warnings to stop. and the real punishment kicks in. your service provider will temporarily slow your connection to a crawl. >>> have you seen first lady michelle obama's wardrobe change from the oscars? we saw mrs. obama in her sleeveless silver gown, looking lovely, as she an
. >>> including that merger, american airlines and u.s. airways announces a massive merger to become the world's biggest airline. it will affect everyone who flies. >>> and we're going to have the latest on the bumpy ride for chuck hagel on capitol hill, as key senators delay the confirmation vote on his nomination of defense secretary. there's been heated hears on whether or not to approve him. >>> and jenny mccarthy defending her cousin, melissa mccarthy, on the critic who savaged melissa on his review of "identity thief." >> coming down on the worst kind of commentary. >> that's coming up. >>> let's get to the breaking news out of south africa. the double-amputee sprinter, oscar pistorius, who captured so many hearts at the london olympics has been charged with murdering his model girlfriend. she was shot four times with his gun in his home. and abc's lama hasan has the latest. good morning, lama. >> good morning to you, george. oscar pistorius is appearing in a south african court right now, being charged with the murder of his girlfriend. police confirms there's no reports of false entry
is the most dangerous state for teachers. that's according to the most recent data compiled by the u.s. department of education. the story that is not getting a lot of attention so abc2 news investigators look deeper to find out what is going on inside your child's classroom. teachers bullied in their rooms. tonight at 11, we will hear from one victim beaten so badly it's tough for him to stand up in front of a class. and hear from one school district who promises things are going to change. >>> so if your spet not spade or neutered today is the perfect day to get it done. the mayor proclaimed today world spay day and recognizing the group be more dog for free spaying service for pit bulls and pit bulls mixes therg hoeing -- they are holding a -- they are holding a fund raising event tonight beginning at 5. >>> a floating hospital that traveled all over the world to help those who are in need. and today the usns comfort is heading back out to sea and never returning back to baltimore. abc2 news linda so is live to tell you more about this mission that the navy is calling continuing pro
test under kim jong-un, who said the test is aimed at ferocious u.s. hostility towards north korea. in december, also successfully tested a long-range missile, capable of reaching hawaii. the white house is calling this a highly provocative act. and calling on actions from the international community. there's very little the u.s. or the u.n. can do at this point since strong sanctions are already in place. in fact, this morning, north korea is saying, we will consider search of our ships and other sanctions by the international community as an act of war. and, josh, they say it will bring on relentless retaliatory attacks. >> we will certainly keep our eye on this. martha, thank you for that. >>> meanwhile, there's word this morning of a new poll out, planned for the u.s. forces in afghanistan. the pentagon is reportedly pushing a timetable that would keep some 8,000 troops in the country after the mission officially ends next year. white house advisers have pushed for a more aggressive withdrawal. the president is expected to announce a final decision soon. >>> an outpouring of su
, the backlog at the regional office. joined by u.s. secretary of veterans affairs for the press conference. >>> let's get a check on the weather. that could be a big story today. hopefully it won't impact you morning commute. over to lynette charles to find out. >> keeping our fingers crossed that the morning commute is going to be okay. ahead of the front we are looking at wet weather. wet weather in terms of rain and also freezing rain, and even some sleet mixing in. this is a story through time, we can see it's towards the west here, entering the region. because of this, there is a winter storm advisory for these areas. advisorys here shaded in the blue color. we are not in that. we are dealing with rain, that's what we are going to be dealing with through the rest of the morning in to the afternoon. we will pick up on the winds, now, not bad around baltimore b along the eastern shore, the winds, 9 miles an hour, we will have 10- 15 miles per hour through the remainder of today. let me show you the temperatures quickly, we are going to be dealing with chilly temperatures, as long as we
, as they get ready to head into negotiations over the nuclear program with the u.s. and other nations. abc's david muir has just arrived and joins us now from tehran. good morning, david. >> reporter: robin, just to hear your voice, half a world away, enough to make us smile. the whole crew here, behind the camera, welcoming you back, even here in iran. as you mentioned, robin, it's a critical moment here. we're inside this country because u.s. sanctions against this economy have crippled the economy here. and just days away, now, from iran returning to the negotiating table over its nuclear program. as you point out, in a rare move, they've allowed us in to report from the streets of tehran. this is a tenuous time here, just days before iran returns to the nuclear negotiating table with the u.s. and others, since talks collapsed eight months ago. this morning, as we drove through this city of 12 million, it is a city squeezed, not only by the traffic, but by the economic sanctions, led by the u.s. some of the cars clogging these streets, tripling in price. it's groceries, medicine, if you
. killed more of the enemy than any sniper in u.s. military history. he talked about the transition from war to home just weeks ago. >> you don't have an identity. you have to learn a whole new way to act. >> reporter: he volunteered to help vets suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. police believe he was trying to counsel eddie ray routh at a gun range over the weekend. >> the suspect's mother may have reached out to mr. kyle to help her son. that might be why they were at the range for some type of therapy. >> reporter: shooting practice turned deadly saturday when the young former marine snapped. turning his gun on the snirp he reportedly idolized. allegedly shooting him and his friend, 35-year-old chad litt littlefield, at point blank range. he stole kyle's pickup truck and led police on chase. >> tap. rack. >> reporter: kyle could hit targets the length of 21 football fields way found success at home, too. he was a best-selling author. he writes about killing so many iraqi insurgents they nicknamed him the devil and put a $20,000 bounty on his head. he said the biggest acco
company executives face criminal charges in connection with one of the deadliest salmonella outbreaks in u.s. history. nine people died in 2009, after eating products from peanuts from the peanut corporation of america. investigators found unsanitary conditions including mold and roaches at the plant. this case serves as a warning to other food companies not to put profits before safety. >>> and there's proof this morning this year's flu shot isn't doing a very good job protecting those who need it most. overall, the vaccine's been about 56% effective. similar to previous years. but when it comes to senior citizens, that effectiveness dips to only 9% against the toughest strain. experts admit we need a better vaccine. but insists the flu shot is your best bet to stay healthy. >>> and former illinois cop drew peterson has been sentenced to 38 in prison for killing his wife. he could be charged for killing his fourth wife. before sentencing, there was a rare outburst. peterson, i did not kill kathleen. >>> and finally, what do you young kids think? take a look at this. some guys in california
have been great. >> u.s. air sent me's. -mail yesterday for a friday flight two days in advance. >> reporter: so, here at home road crews have been out on the roads as i was traveling here to bwi. i saw a few trucks on the roadways salting making sure the morning commute is safe for drivers and it's important to know you can get the latest updates on our twitter account at abc2 news we will be updating that pier outcally this morning so you can follow along with more weather updates. reporting live, sherrie johnon, abc2 news. >>> 4:34. this will likely affect your commute throughout the friday morning. expect delays and backups on the road. >> let's see how things are look right now with lauren cook with your traffic. >> reporter: good morning. well, as lynette mentioned we are dealing with a wintery mix in frederick but everywhere else it's raining. the roads will be slick. be careful on 95 in white marsh. no delays into the city. and 695 will be delay free from parkville up to towson heading over to pikesville this is at green spring avenue. nice and normal conditions. that is
administration claims u.s. citizens accused of being al-qaeda operatives may lawfully be killed even if there's no evidence of an imminent threat. john brennan, the president's nominee for cia director, will face tough questions about that memo in his confirmation hearing tomorrow. >>> and computer hackers have struck the federal reserve. the hacker group, anonymous, claims to have chosen data belonging to 4,000 bankers. no critical operations have been affected. >>> and it's being called the largest credit card fraud in history. authorities arrested 18 people based in new jersey, accused of stealing some $200 million after creating thousands of fake i.d.s, with stolen social security numbers. using those fake i.d.s to obtain cards, the suspects allegedly wired money to seven countries, including pakistan and china. >>> and abc news has learned that lance armstrong is the target of an active criminal investigation. federal agents are looking into possible obstruction of justice and witness tampering charges. today is the deadline for him to come clean, under oath, to anti-doping authorities i
in the -- fair shake in the u.s. >> every time somebody -- some wacko goes on a shooting spree, the top leaders of our country decide it's time to take guns away from everybody who didn't do it. and i personally think you need to stand up and say something about that. >> young's plan was initially to offer discount for a day but says the response so far has been great and he's going to keep it up. >>> under the right circumstances a simple fire can turn into a blow torch. atf agents are right now studying the phenomenon and it burned a middle river girl last winter. abc2 news investigators were allowed the watch atf engineers recreate a fire. >> here we recreated the science basically behind this. >> exactly. so we documented it using high speed cameras, thermal imaging cameras and we look at it from a scientific basis to understand exactly what's happening. with no information out there we had to do the tests ourselves. >> you can sew what engineers told abc2 news investigator and hear from the teenager about the last thing she saw before she was burned on 30% of her body. that story is airing
for a chance to pair a pair of its glasses. to enter you must live in the u.s. and tell what you would do with them. if you win it will cost you $1,500. those are your techbytes, have a great day. i'm rob nelson. >>> we have breaking news out of prince george's county. two children and an adult are dead following a house fire in a glenarden area. now you're looking at a picture from the prince george's county fire and ems blog. another adult and two other children are being treated for injuries. we are told that the kids are all under the age of 10. we're going to continue to work for you and get the latest information on that fire. so stay with abc2news.com and follow us on twitter for any updates. >>> 30 million people are in the path now of a storm that's expected to cover 18 states in snow and ice. >> ed payne tells us how the states are preparing. >> reporter: this is southern arizona. as the massive winter snowstorm started gearing up coating the cactus and palm trees with snow and sleet. one woman says her daughter came to the state for a vacation. >> of my daughter here from maine
china withdrew $3,200 u.s. at an atm and then walked outside and it was windy like it's been here. it blew right out of his hand. thank goodness strangers rushed to his aid picking up the cash and giving it back to him. the man came back and posted a letter thanking those who helped him. >>> we are following breaking news this morning coming out of cecil county. a train derailment in elkton. we have a live report just ahead. >> we are told that right now they have cleared the scene and we will bring you information on the story. >> also coming up in just a bit. >> a look at some of the big issues lawmakers are deciding on in annapolis today. i'm sherrie johnson and i'll have that story coming up next. >> we're in a very active pattern. one storm for the weekend and another one after that. the details on both coming up. >> well, lynette a deadly crash shut down 695 here at parkville. i'll let you know what your best alternate route is coming up here on "good morning maryland." >>> we're working for you on this thursday morning, thank you for joining us. i'm megan pringle. >> and i'
, alabama late this afternoon. we'll keep you posted on that. >>> and also happening today, u.s. senate democratic leaders plan to vote on chuck hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense. this is clearing the way for him to become president barack obama's new pentagon chief despite opposition from some republicans. hagel is expected to have enough votes to get past the senate filibuster and be confirmed as the top pentagon official. he needs 60 votes to make that happen. >>> president obama is due to take part in google+ and the hangout where he will answer questions on his state of the union address. selected participants will ask questions about his address to congress and you can also and questions via the white house's youtube channel. the hangout will start at 4:50. >>> well, if you're a teacher some state lawmakers want to help you out. they want to give you a bigger tax break for school supplies you buy. the bill would allow teachers to write off as much as $500 for school supplies they purchase out of pocket. right now you get $250 from the federal government for those suppli
with u.s. anti-doping agents. he had until wednesday to testify under oath about his drug use, which could have helped reduce his lifetime ban from sports. but amid concerns about his criminal and civil liability, armstrong said through his attorney he'd only testify at an international tribunal. however, at this point, no such tribunal, in fact, exists. >>> he was once a rising political star. now, former congressman jesse jackson jr. faces up to five years in prison, after admitting he spent some $750,000 of campaign funds on personal items. items including a fur coat, an apartment, a rolex, even a fedora once worn by michael jackson. he apologized for letting down the people of chicago. >>> and a highly-respected former senator, pete domenici of new mexico, revealed a secret. he fathered a child in the 1970s with the 24-year-old daughter of a senate colleague, paul axle of nevada. domenici has been married for more than 50 years and has 8 children with his wife. >>> take a look at this image. nasa calling the colossal sunspot. the dark, black spot, still growing. it is already six
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